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Ed Slushie

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#1497010
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TROS Expanded - The Movie based on the Book based on the Movie (WIP)
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For as long as the movie has existed, I’ve wanted to see an extended cut of The Rise of Skywalker.
Though there have been several fan edits that improve the movie’s pacing, and several that incorporate fan-made or behind-the-scenes shots, I haven’t seen anyone try to make an edit that is purely additive. That’s what I aim to do here; and, to keep it canon-compliant, I’m basing it on the film’s novelization, The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition by Rae Carson.
As this edit is still a work-in-progress (I’m only up to Pasanna), I don’t have a complete list of changes, but the rules I’ve set for myself are as follows:

  1. Add as much to the movie as possible, as long as it doesn’t look obviously fake or contradict the book.
  2. Change the order of events in the film to match the order of events in the book, unless doing so creates an obvious continuity error.
  3. Do not remove anything from the movie unless it’s not in the book.

The sources I’m using to extend the movie include:

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#1455504
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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For anyone interested in opening the movie with Kylo’s vision I altered the Star Destroyer Vehicle Flythroughs opening to start from a freeze frame so that it can more easily be placed after a title crawl:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ3zs6vK7WA

Also, sorry to be pedantic but “Bounty Hunter Pursuit” was the name of the Lego set (and later, level in Lego Star Wars TCS) based on that AOTC scene; the song itself is “Zam the Assassin/Chase Through Coruscant.” While there is a song on the soundtrack called “Bounty Hunter’s Pursuit” it’s what plays during the asteroid field chase.

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#1455274
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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I just noticed that in the book, Palpatine’s line “Your master, Luke Skywalker, was saved by his father. The only family you have here is me” is actually “I’ve made this very proposal before. But on that unfortunate day Luke Skywalker had his father to save him. You do not.” And I was thinking, because he says the line “I’ve died before” earlier in the movie, would it be too hard to mix together the rest of the sentence, or something close to it? Because not only do I like this version better, but if we could then it would be possible to remove Rey saying “my parents were strong, they saved me from you” and still have the conversation flow rather naturally. It would go something like:

R: All you want is for me to hate but I won’t. Not even you.
P: I’ve made this proposal before. On that day, Luke Skywalker was saved by his father. The only family you have here… is me.

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#1453622
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Resource Thread: Isolating Music and Voices in Star Wars
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It’s not working. I tried it with the Rise of Skywalker soundtrack but couldn’t get it to sync up, so I tried use a bit of audio from The Last Jedi and then that same bit of audio (2:00:01 - 2:05:46) from the score-only version of the movie. That also didn’t work, I think because the sound is mixed differently so the music is at different amplitudes in the movie?

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#1449831
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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I feel like the clothes would be a lot harder than faces, though. I’m not pretending to have any idea how deepfaking works, but the fact that there are plenty of videos on Youtube successfully replacing people’s faces and not people’s outfits makes me feel like clothes would be harder to change with current technology.

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#1449274
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Unusual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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CaptainFaraday said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

Is there any way around Finn trying to desert the Resistance in TLJ? I still want him to meet Rose.

Off the top of my head, I think it would be possible to make it sound like he’s exclusively trying to find and warn Rey, not actually leave permanently himself. But then his character arc over the movie wouldn’t have a clear starting point.

I actually had an idea a while ago that could be used to supplement that: Make it more about Rose’s journey. Basically, remove most of the instances of her optimistic theme music, have something more sinister play when she’s talking about how she hates Canto Bight, and remove the part where she releases the last Fathier and says “now it’s worth it.” Then when she talks about “not fighting what we hate” it would be like she’s only just figured it out. Although I’m not sure if that would quite work with the way she’s played.

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#1446613
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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TestingOutTheTest said:

Ed Slushie said:

I was thinking about how Krausfadr said that hopefully people would continue looking at ways to move Palpatine’s reveal to later in the movie, and I just thought of something: What if it were moved to the midpoint, right after Rey escapes the Star Destroyer? It would go something like:

  • Kylo feels he’s failed at getting Rey to team up with him against Palpatine
  • Kylo goes to Exegol to try and kill Palpatine by himself
  • Palpatine reveals he’s dying (someone already altered that scene to have him say “I don’t have long”) and offers to make Kylo the new Emperor
  • Kylo is told to kill Rey
  • The next time we see him he’s on Endor, seemingly ready to do just that (we’d need to remove some dialogue, but that shouldn’t be hard because a lot of what he says in that scene is spoken off-screen anyway).

Why wouldn’t Palpatine want to do the spirit ritual with Ben if he’s dying?

Presumably because he isn’t sure Ben is strong enough to be the new host, so he wants him to kill Rey to make sure. I kind of assumed that’s what was happening from the beginning (Darth Sidious is no stranger to the “pit your potential successors against each other and whoever survives is more worthy” plot).

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#1446538
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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I was thinking about how Krausfadr said that hopefully people would continue looking at ways to move Palpatine’s reveal to later in the movie, and I just thought of something: What if it were moved to the midpoint, right after Rey escapes the Star Destroyer? It would go something like:

  • Kylo feels he’s failed at getting Rey to team up with him against Palpatine
  • Kylo goes to Exegol to try and kill Palpatine by himself
  • Palpatine reveals he’s dying (someone already altered that scene to have him say “I don’t have long”) and offers to make Kylo the new Emperor
  • Kylo is told to kill Rey
  • The next time we see him he’s on Endor, seemingly ready to do just that (we’d need to remove some dialogue, but that shouldn’t be hard because a lot of what he says in that scene is spoken off-screen anyway).